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Sapphire or MSI 7970 OC BE?

#1RequiemPosted 8/25/2013 2:47:18 AM
I'm thinking about grabbing either for $270, which isn't a bad deal (after rebate, of course). I was debating about getting a 760 or 770 instead, but physx isn't used in too many games and I couldn't justify the $100 price difference between 7970 and 770 for virtually the same performance.

I'm leaning towards sapphire as I've heard that MSI version has a louder coil whine and worse overclock ability. But MSI does have a better warranty (3 vs 2 years).

Which should I go for?
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#2OldSorrowPosted 8/25/2013 3:32:50 AM(edited)
Get the longer warranty so when it breaks they might upgrade your card to next gen instead of same card. Yey!! Yippie!!
#3Snuckie7Posted 8/25/2013 10:00:07 AM
I'd lean towards the MSI being the better overclocker, but that would still mostly come down to the silicon. Sapphire does have the better cooler though.
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#4TheDrizzuhPosted 8/25/2013 3:08:47 PM
I have the Sapphire model, and can vouch for the cooler. I didn't get a very good overclocking chip though.
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#5Eggroll360Posted 8/25/2013 4:02:34 PM
sapphire
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